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CHURCH STREET, PENNINGHAME PARISH CHURCH, ST JOHN'S (CHURCH_OF SCOTLAND), BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGSLB38663

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
20/07/1972
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Burgh
Newton Stewart
NGR
NX 40965 65412
Coordinates
240965, 565412

Description

William Burn, architect. 1838. Cruciform gothic church with tower to S gable. Bull-faced walling with contrasting polished cream sandstone margins and angles and buttresses.

2-bay nave with projecting single bay transepts, single bay chancel. Pointed-arch portals with nook shafts to tower, basket-arched to transepts. All double-leaf panelled doors. All windows pointed-arch with hoodmoulds, tripartite to transepts, otherwise single light with iron-framed hexagonal-paned glazing. Tower stepped in 3 stages; portal to ground, louvered traceried lights to 1st, clock face to 2nd with parapet over, pinnacles rise from buttresses, tall facetted ashlar spire rises from parapet with 2 levels of lucarnes.

Skews to gable ends, slate roofs. To rear, mission hall added in 1881, in plainer gothic style, same materials as church and with flat-roofed extension. 3 light windows to gable ends.

Interior: very fine and well preserved interior, galleries to 3 sides supported on cast-iron columns. Carved pulpit, communion table and reredos all original. Open timber trussed ceiling.

Low coped polished granite boundary walls cast-iron railings and gates. Pair of square polished granite gatepiers supporting oversize cast-iron lampbrackets.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Important and largely original interior. Re-slated 1992. It replaced an earlier church in the burgh built in 1777.

References

Bibliography

NMRS. Groome's GAZETTEER.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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